FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Bohuskust FLAG

Official name: 
Leader Bohuskust och gränsbygd
Country:
Code: 
SE211
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Bohuslän region is strongly linked to the oceans and fisheries which have for more than 500 years been a source of sustenance and livelihood for local inhabitants. At the same time, seasonal dwellers, tourists and other visitors enjoy the fantastic landscape where fishing and environmental concerns are paramount.

The main challenges are connected to continuing a sustainable locally based fishery with a small number of fishermen on larger vessels. Added value from these fisheries, expanding local employment, aquaculture development and tourism possibilities will all contribute to maintaining a sustainable and active Bohuslän in the future.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Marine national park of Koster; Nature reserve Väderöarna, Nature reserve Gullmarsfjorden; More than 10 % of the area is protected (National park- N2000)

Population
223 000
Surface area (km²)
3 629
Population density
61
Total employment in fisheries
2 420
Fishing: 
380
Aquaculture: 
40
Transformation: 
2 000
Women employment in fisheries: 
1 000

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to strengthen maritime businesses in the coastal area. It opens up opportunities for new sustainable cooperative measures between public and private actors in fishery management. Development of new markets and diversification of fishery companies will be supported. The strategy also opens up for knowledge transfer within and into the fisheries businesses.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
4
30%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
5%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
5%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    670 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    330 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional/Provincial

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

Project ideas include:  

  • Research concerning harbour seal and cormorant effects on the restoration of fishery stocks
  • Exploring possibilities for the establishment of new lobster habitats
  • Developing new forms of fishery and culture of the new invasive oyster species
  • Accessibility for handicapped customers and visitors to a diving centre
  • Import and rearing of salmon from egg to fully grown fish
  • Investigations of salmon byways to increase the area for natural salmon rearing in the Anrås river
  • Network and common platform development for sport fishing tourists in the fjord landsEstablishment of a land based salmon farm
  • Deployment of a maritime strategy on the local level
  • Development of a digital fishery auction
  • Films of fisheries explaining and visualising the product from catch to plate

Calls for proposals

Projects can be presented and selected on an ongoing basis through submissions to the LAG steering committee. The funding decisions are taken 4-5 times yearly.

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in coastal zone management, fishery tourism, innovative sustainable aquaculture, industrial symbiosis and marine litter.
  • The FLAG is interested in coastal fisheries, aquaculture and added value through processing. They remain open for other collaboration.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Leader Bohuskust och gränsbygd
Members of the partnership: 

The members of the FLAG are the four municipalities and representatives of the industries, NGO’s and other interested individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
25
% of fisheries actors: 
20%
% of public authorities and other: 
26%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
48%
% of environmental actors: 
6%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
26%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

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Contacts du GALPA

Leader Bohuskust och gränsbygd
 
Leader Bohuskust och gränsbygd,
Kustvägen 12
455 61 Dingle
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Krister Olsson
Languages:
  • Suédois (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Français (Intermediate)
  • Danois (Advanced)
  • Allemand (Basic)
  • Italien
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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